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Mapping Our City is a two-year project in which middle school teachers and students in Boston explore the uses of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in project-based science, environmental education, and geography. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation and is being field tested in three Boston middle school science classrooms. This paper is a progress report on how those middle school students are creating and using spatial data to analyze an urban river. Questions explored...
Topics: ERIC Archive, Cartography, Computer Uses in Education, Concept Formation, Educational Technology,...